A bird flew down at Friday 5:20 am about 75 yards out and started to leave. I started making some soft purrs, but would not come in close enough. The big dude in the picture came through the fence and immediately started strutting towards my decoy. I had only heard one bird gobble and only three times before fly down. I think I got the boss bird.
44 steps with 3.5 inch Federal Mag Shok #4.
11.75 inch beard, one spur 1 1/16 inches, second spur broken tip 7/8 inch. Weight = well north of 20 lbs.
My partner bagged nice 20# bird with a 9 inch beard and 0.75 inch spurs this morning to help make his ride back to LA much more pleasant. His first long beard and I called it in for him.